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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.00 - 10.45)

1.

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: consideration of the draft report

Minutes:

1.1. The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report, subject to minor changes.

2.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

2.1. The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

 

2.2. Apologies for absence were received from Mark Isherwood AM, with David Melding AM as substitute. Apologies were also received from Bethan Sayed AM, Gareth Bennett AM and Jack Sargeant AM.

 

 

(11.00 - 12.00)

3.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): evidence session 5

  • Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration
  • Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government
  • Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations, Building Regulations, Planning Directorate, Welsh Government
  • Andy Fry OBE, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector for Wales, Fire Services Branch, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government
  • Huw Maguire, Senior Policy Manager, Housing Policy, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·       Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

·       Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

·       Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations, Building Regulations, Planning Directorate, Welsh Government

·       Andy Fry OBE, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector for Wales, Fire Services Branch, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

·       Huw Maguire, Senior Policy Manager, Housing Policy, Education and Public Services Group, Welsh Government

 

3.2. During the session the Minister for Housing and Regeneration agreed to provide a note on the Welsh Government’s reasoning behind the conclusion that front doors of flats are regarded as part of the common parts of the building, for the purposes of the Fire Safety Order. 

 

4.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

4.1

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.

4.2

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2019-20

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair of the Finance Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2019-20.

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1. The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(12.00 - 12.15)

6.

Inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks in Wales (private sector): discussion of the evidence received

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 6 and agreed to draft a short report on its conclusions.  

 

 

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